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“Old fashioned "family" restaurant”

Mclean Family Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 140 Restaurants in McLean
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Step back 20 years, the service was fast and friendly and you may see well known national politicians there for lunch on Saturday!

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

My wife has been eating at MFR for about 25 years. I've only been eating there for about 10. It's a great place to have a breakfast, lunch or dinner...and you might just see a political celebrity! McLean is home to lots of people in the news and they've been eating at MFR for years...so have lots of other locals like me. And, 8 years ago, we started to bring our 1 year old granddaughter to eat at MFR each week. Now it is one of her favorite places along with us! Daly specials, Greek and American features, friendly waitresses who've been there for decades and the cordial owner. Not fancy food by any means but really good and served in a pleasant atmosphere.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This restaurant has a wide menu selection at fairly inexpensive prices. Food is average and service was subpar. We constantly had to solicit our server to provide services and had to stand up in order to get our check.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

MFR (as it's known) is the only place to go for breakfast in downtown McLean, and everyone does. For years, the restaurant has attracted the powerful, particularly folks from the CIA down the street and the many high-level politicos tend to live in this fashionable suburb. The food ranges from OK to slightly better than OK and the fixtures could very much use an upgrade. But people don't go here for the food or the atmosphere. They go to MFR because everyone else goes. The staff is very hard-working and fun. Two stars on ambience. Three stars on food. Four stars on staff and clientele. You choose!

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1  Thank analytic
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We eat at MFR often. It's a very nice family atmosphere with a broad array of menu choices. It's the favorite family restaurant for many McLean residents...including us. Very warm staff and reasonably priced.

2  Thank Ken T
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